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NorCal Tea Party Patriots Sue IRS Over Targeting Scandal

Chris Gentilviso | May 20, 2013 | Politics
By Nate Raymond May 20 (Reuters) - A California-based Tea Party group sued the U.S. Internal Revenue Service on Monday in what marked the first lawsuit to stem from an investigation finding the agency singled-out conservative organizations. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, the NorCal Tea...

San Francisco Favored To Host 50th Super Bowl

Robin Wilkey | May 20, 2013 | San Francisco
(Reuters) - San Francisco is favored to be named the host city for the 50th Super Bowl when National Football League (NFL) owners vote Tuesday on the site of the 2016 championship game. The Californian city, home to the NFL's 49ers, is up against South Florida (Miami) while Houston will...

How To Help Oklahoma After Tornado Devastates Area

Jessica Prois | May 21, 2013 | Impact
A massive tornado touched down Monday in Moore, Okla., near Oklahoma City, leveling the area to little more than debris. According to the Associated Press, dozens of deaths were reported by the state medical examiner's office. "Hearts are broken" for parents looking for their children,

Dwyane Wade Opens Up About Marriage, Fatherhood In Jet Magazine

Ashley Reich | May 20, 2013 | Divorce
On the court, Dwyane Wade is an all-star guard for the Miami Heat. But off the court, he plays doting single dad to sons Zion and Zaire, whom he has full custody of. And in the latest issue of Jet magazine, on newsstands now, Wade opens...

Florida Governor Rick Scott Signs Historically Large Budget, But Vetoes College Tuition Increase

Reuters | May 20, 2013 | Miami
By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, May 20 (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the largest budget in his state's history on Monday while vetoing a college tuition increase and axing $368 million in projects he said did not meet his Republican criteria of job creation, education improvement and holding down...

Manatees Attacked: Wildlife Officials Irate Over Cannonballing Man Who Jumped On Sea Creatures (VIDEO)

David Moye | May 20, 2013 | Weird News
Two men accused of harrassing two manatees -- one by jumping on top of the creatures, the other for filming the experience -- could soon be facing criminal charges, thanks to a video posted to Facebook. The video documenting the manatee cannonballing was made last year in Brevard County, Fla.,...

Scott and Lisa Marie Brooks' House Tour In HGTV Magazine's June Issue Is A Renovation Dream (PHOTOS)

Michelle Manetti | May 31, 2013 | HuffPost Home
With some hard work, a little paint and a lot of love, this house went from drab to fab.

Krystle Harrison, Florida Woman, Accused Of Biting Boyfriend's Penis After He Refused To Have Sex

Simon McCormack | May 20, 2013 | Weird News
Now he's really not in the mood. Krystle Harrison, 19, of Bradenton, Fla., is accused of biting her boyfriend's penis after he refused to have sex with her on Wednesday. The victim rebuffed Harrison's advances several times before she allegedly grabbed him and chomped on his manhood,

Jennifer Kesse's Parents Mark Missing Florida Woman's Birthday

David Lohr | May 20, 2013 | Crime
Jennifer Kesse should be celebrating 32 years of life today. She should be with friends and family, and she should be looking forward to many more birthday celebrations. Should be, could be, would be -- these words all evoke pain and heartache for her family. Unfortunately, there have been...

Largest Python Ever Caught In Florida Captured By Jason Leon, Miami Man (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Amanda McCorquodale | May 24, 2013 | Miami
A Miami man has captured, killed, and reported the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials. Jason Leon was driving in a rural section of southwest Miami-Dade on May 11 when he and his passengers spotted a large snake...

Atheist Books To Be Placed Next To Bibles In Georgia Parks In Response To Governor Nathan Deal's Decision

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | May 20, 2013 | Religion
ATLANTA -- A national atheist group said Monday that it will donate its literature for use in cabins and lodges in Georgia's state parks after the governor's recent decision to allow Bibles there. David Silverman, president of the Cranford, N.J.-based American Atheists organization, said his group is just waiting for...

Miami Herald Staffers React To Move To Doral On Twitter (PHOTOS)

Janie Campbell | May 20, 2013 | Miami
The Miami Herald has a new home -- and let's just say staff don't seem overly thrilled despite a yoga room and shiny employee showers. The city's namesake daily moved last week from its iconic downtown digs on Biscayne Bay to a sprawling...

Hattie Mae Williams, Knight Arts Finalist, Wants To Perform At Venetian Pool, Marine Stadium

Amanda McCorquodale | May 20, 2013 | Miami
This article courtesy of Artburst Miami. By Kai T. Hill Hattie Mae Williams and her dance company Tattooed Ballerinas have evolved from their days of public, guerilla-style dance performances. But don’t expect anything ordinary from this Miami-born Brooklyn transplant. Williams, a graduate of Miami's New World...

Lifeguard Saves Shark: Zach Cooney Drags Shark Away From Cocoa Beach, Back Into Ocean (VIDEO)

Sara Gates | May 21, 2013 | Green
Zach Cooney made quite the unusual rescue Sunday when he raced from his lifeguard post to wrestle with a shark, dragging it away from beachgoers in Florida. In a video obtained by the Brevard Times, the Cocoa Beach lifeguard saves the shark from becoming beached, pulling it...

Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, U.S. Representative's Nephew, Dies At 29 (UPDATE)

Ana Benedetti | May 20, 2013 | Latino Voices
Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, nephew of U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), died Sunday at the age of 29, The Miami Herald reports. Diaz-Balart was the son of Lincoln Rafael Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), a former congressman who retired in 2010. The Diaz-Balart family are Cuban exiles currently living in Miami....

RIP: Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, 29

Janie Campbell | May 20, 2013 | Miami
Lincoln Gabriel Diaz-Balart, son and namesake of a former congressman and nephew of a current U.S. representative, died Sunday at the age of 29.

Ostrich Racing: One Of Florida's Oddest, Oldest Attractions (PHOTOS)

Amanda McCorquodale | May 20, 2013 | Miami
Before there was Disney World, Universal Studios or Legoland, tourists were lured to Florida for one very odd attraction: ostrich racing. The sport is one of Florida's oldest pastimes; ostrich farms and racetracks popped up in Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, and St. Augustine around 1890. Tourists could take a...

Josh Collmenter, Miguel Montero Combine For Circus Catch In Diamondbacks-Marlins Game (VIDEO)

Jason St. Angelo | May 20, 2013 | Sports
Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter provided a little more than just one inning of relief on Sunday when he combined with catcher Miguel Montero for one of the craziest circus catches of the young MLB season. Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria popped up a bunt in the bottom of the eighth...

Chad Johnson Arrested On Probation Violation

Michael Klopman | May 20, 2013 | Sports
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson has been arrested on charges that he violated probation stemming from an altercation with his now ex-wife, TV reality star Evelyn Lozada. Johnson was jailed Monday morning by a Broward County judge and later released after posting $1,000 bail. Another...

Jeffery 'Worm' Ballard Allegedly Assaults Romantic Rival

Hilary Hanson | May 20, 2013 | Weird News
The early bird gets the worm, but the violent Worm gets arrested. Jeffery "Worm" Ballard, of Stock Island, Fla. was charged with aggravated battery after allegedly getting into a violent altercation over a woman, according to a news release from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. The victim, who...
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